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Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) recognized by the NKF at Kidney Day

Throughout his time as a legislator, Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) has made incredible strides as an advocate for kidney patients. His passion for transforming the landscape of healthcare for the renal community transpired many years ago when he participated in Kidney Day at the state capital in Florida. It was during his time in Tallahassee […]

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Hawthorne Fund Releases 2018 Annual Report

Hawthorne Fund Releases 2018 Annual Report

In 2016, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida (“NKFF”) received a bequest to establish the Hawthorne Fund, a fund to provide financial assistance grants to transplant patients to help with the cost of immunosuppressant medications. The Fund became operational in 2017 and, with the help of staff, the NKFF Board of Trustees, and volunteers, the […]

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Free Kidney Health Check Offered to Orlando Residents

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida offered a free kidney health check at Orlando’s Dr James R. Smith Community Center.  The purpose of this event was to promote kidney health awareness and identify those at risk for kidney disease. During this event, participants were assessed for their risk of developing […]

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POLLO TROPICAL® PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION AS PART OF NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

As part of National Kidney Month, Pollo Tropical® is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation in an awareness and fundraising campaign.  Beginning March 4, the brand will donate $1 for every pie slice purchased through March 17 to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida.  Guests can choose from Key Lime Pie, Cheesecake or Pecan Pie, […]

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THE NKFF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC: A SMASHING SUCCESS

Date: October 16, 2018   Contact for further information: Zoe Plasencia Zplasencia@kidneyfla.org 1.800.927.9659   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    THE NKFF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS HELPING THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION RAISE OVER $35,000 IN FUNDS Weston, Fl. (NKFF Konica Minolta Golf Classic) the National Kidney Foundation of Florida held its 8th Annual […]

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33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Press Release

33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Press Release

The 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival   Nearly 400 professional and amateur surfers competed in the 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO/AM Surf Festival.  The popular Surf Festival presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop included world class surfing and the Taste of Brevard/Silent Auction to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Florida […]

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NKFF Patient Story – July 2018

NKFF Patient Story – July 2018

From Marie Elebash… Yes, I believe in miracles. My son needed a second kidney transplant to live. The prediction from his doctors’ was that it would take 10 years for him to be at the top of the list for donor kidneys because of the long list of people who needed a kidney. However, we […]

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Rick Salick Memorial Scholarship

Rick Salick Memorial Scholarship

The National Kidney Foundation of Florida Richard K. Salick Community Awards Program is a scholarship fund for graduating high school or homeschooled seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited universities who have been afflicted with kidney disease and who exemplify the characteristics of Rich Salick through active volunteer community service. The NKFF established this program […]

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Local Golfers Primed for Pebble Beach

Local Golfers Primed for Pebble Beach

National Kidney Foundation Konica Minolta Golf Classic raises over $283,000 Local golfers qualify to take their game to Pebble Beach after winning the National Kidney Foundation Konica Minolta Golf Classic at Lone Palm Golf Club on April 19th and 20th. Darrin Ross, Jim Dunphy, Chuck McGee, and Chris Head of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida won […]

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